The meaning of the symbols Dragon
While in the East the dragon is a symbol of the creative forces and beneficial, even related to the symbolism of the snake, especially in the West is synonymous with devastation and danger, is the bearer of a terrible death and ruin, in appearance much like a huge serpent, the dragon was fitted, classic iconography of small arms and legs and deadly claws, as well as huge wings and mouth that spat fire.
The tell of his life was long and it originated from an egg that took at least a century to unfold, at least 500 years after the body of little began to assume the appearance characteristic for which it is known, completing development only after other 500 years, it is thanks to this remarkable longevity that dragons drew during their long lives, knowledge and wisdom unrivaled.
But above all, the dragon symbolizes the test to pass for one who wants to take over his wealth and his knowledge, eating his heart in this way include the language of birds or other animals and become wise.
In the legends and mythological tales the dragon is the guardian of priceless treasures hidden on top of high mountains and difficult to reach areas inaccessible by humans, so for example we find him guarding the Golden Fleece and the garden of the Hesperides, where it grows' tree of golden apples, probably the real treasure is not traditionally a combination of jewels and coffers overflowing with gold to which we are accustomed, but the knowledge of ancient and priceless designed a few brave, especially as regards the control of energy sexual life and gives death and the knowledge of creation.
In many traditions to be said that, the hero (the word hero is the root of his name in Eros, the god of love and sexuality) must face the dragon that can wipe out or give him immense wealth and valuable knowledge otherwise impossible to achieve.
The symbolic aspect of these stories still valid today, is that the dark side of us is almost always hidden, ignored or denied, but who dares to enter the cave to facing the darkness, recognizes the existence of these dark forces, and, after dominated, can draw strength, just as the hero who won the dragon comes out in conoscenz increased, glory and honor.
It 's also imperative to mention, anceh briefly, the significance of the dragon of China, here it is the male Yang principle of cosmic order, creativity, dynamism, strength of moving events in Chinese mythology, were explaining meteorological phenomena , thunderstorms, hail, snow, rain, thunder and lightning with the presence of the dragon that crossed the skies.
It is therefore the symbol of all the creative energies of nature, although potentially dangerous, besides being linked to water, living environment, the dragon is also present in all the Chinese symbols that express energy so much so that in that country is used to his image to indicate the presence of electricity.